Human Ecology

Human Ecology integrates themes of people, place, and power. "People" focuses attention on human development and individual relationships with others through family, institutions, and community. "Place" weaves together social processes and geographical space. "Power," defined as the capacity to shape processes and outcomes related to people and place, is an important focus for understanding contemporary issues such as health, equality, and sustainability, and how they might be addressed.

The three academic areas within the Department of Human Ecology are:

  • Human Development and Family Studies (including the Human Development Graduate Group)
  • Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design (including the Geography Graduate Group)
  • Community and Regional Development (including the Community Development Graduate Group)

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Associated Funds


Shani Alford
Assistant Director of Development
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(530) 752-1184 (Phone)

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